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Top Nightlife Activities In Hanoi

Top Nightlife Activities In Hanoi

As one of two biggest cities in Viet Nam, Ha Noi boats a number of nightlife activities people of all kinds love to explore. The charming beauty of Ha Noi by night – that is when there are most people on bustling streets and when the city has the most to offer visitors.

1. Drink fresh beer on Hanoi Pavement

To many visitors, the night pavement culture in Ha Noi is most impressive for nightlife activities. Taking a walk out on the streets is a real exploration because you will definitely find your joy to get lost in the crowds of the locals for snacks and drinks. All these hustle take place on pavements. Motorbikes are the most common vehicles in Viet Nam, therefore it's fun to watch young couples moving around on a scooter holding hands and hugging each other while you are sipping a cup of tea, beer or any types of drink.

Pick a place anywhere to sit and have some fresh beer and light snacks to be in a great fun of Ha Noi by night. A glass of fresh beer costs you like a cigarette. Also, there is no border between tourists and locals; it's eerily easy to socialize with people living there.

Top Nightlife Activities In Hanoi

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2. Bars

Visiting bars is, probably, the most common way of spending free time among locals. People come here with a company of friends, for a drink after work or for any celebrating occasions. The bars are usually pretty full during weekends and open till late night or early morning.


A strong candidate for coolest location of any bar in Ha Noi is Le Bub. With an outdoor seating, this bar offers a spacious view and refreshing atmosphere. There is a good selection of drinks and meals including Vietnamese and Western foods. Le PUB is definitely a place to be with for its friendly and attentive service.

  • Address: 25 Hàng Bè, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 am

Mao’s Red Lounge

Mao's Red Lounge is another great spot for a nightlife fun. Located in the Old Quarter, Mao's red lounge offers a cozy vibe and a big choice of well-priced drinks. Feel free to come here every night to enjoy a wide range of rock, dance, funk, Latin and reggae music. Also, you are able to "show off" by playing musical instrument or being a singer for one night. Mao's red lounge is where you can truly relax yourself without racking up a huge bill.

  • Address: 7 Tạ Hiên, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hours: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Rooftop

Different from others, Rooftop is on the 19th floor of the Pacific Place Tower. It has a fantastic view of Hanoi, especially during night time when the city is illuminated with millions of lights. The venue is elegant, the foods are more than good and drinks are better than you can think of. On weekends or special events, the Rooftop hosts special events and DJ’s performances. Go here to see young Vietnamese trends and fashion at its finest.

  • Address: 83 Lý Thường Kiệt, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Hours: 11 am – 2 am

3. Pubs

Funky Buddha Club

Finding nightlife in Ha Noi is not a difficult task. There is a wide range from pub, club to dancing stage suitable for your taste.

If you are in love with house, trance and electro music, Funky Buddha club is exactly what you are looking for. The club is full of local people and tourists and even crowded on weekends. For its specialty, Fundky Buddha club attracts horders of tourists and locals. It's where you can let down your hair and enjoy a great array of lounge music.

  • Address: 2 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hours: 6 pm – 2 am

Top Nightlife Activities In HanoiPhoto by dragonfly

Nutz Bar

The Sheraton Hanoi Hotel's Nutz Bar turns into a night club with live entertainment and DJs. It is popular with Hanoi expats and visitors for a long time. This is a right place if you want to spend an evening in multicultural environment and meet both locals and travellers. The vibe is modern, the cocktails are more expensive and a dress code is set.

  • Address: 11 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam


Dragonfly is a favorite place among locals and expats. The club has a big bar, dance floor, cocktail and shisha lounge. On special sport events, there are table footballs, pool tables and big-screen TVs for those who are looking for a great time with their interests! For its efficient facilities and good service, Dragonfly has been a popular club for years.

  • Address: 15 Hang Buom, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hours: 6 pm – 2 am

4. Live Music

Local people often visit concerts in their free time. And Hanoi has many things to offer for music lovers: from jazz and swing to rock music! The only thing you have to do is to decide how you would love to spend your evening!

Top Nightlife Activities In HanoiPhoto by Seoul Sonic Force

Swing Cafe And Lounge

Swing Zafe is a fancy retro-style cafe by day and a popular live music venue by night. Surprisingly, the music played here is not only swinging! No matter which night you go, you will definitely listen to live performing of Vietnamese songs as well as worldwide hits! It's also known as a place to organize concerts and cabaret-shows for famous Vietnamese singers. Open till late night, this is definitely a “must” if you are searching for a place with a style!

  • Address: 1 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hours: 7 am – 3 am

Hanoi Rock City

Hanoi Rock City is the capital of Vietnam’s independent music and is one of the most popular concert venues nowadays. Every weekend it holds special events and concerts so you can have a great time and discover the local nightlife with a drink on your hand.

  • Address: 27 Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Hours: 4 pm – 2 am

5. Night market - Dong Xuan

Dong Xuan is the biggest market in Ha Noi. You will be surprised at how busy this market is. You may not stop yourself from shopping till you drop. There are hundreds of stores where you can find some lovely souvenirs and specialties. Dong Xuan is a favourite market for local people and even some of them are not really coming here for shopping, but for walking, watching people, dating, gathering and eating. The market becomes busier and more colourful at night when the weather gets cooler.

Every Saturday night, a stage is set up for a very traditional show - Hát Xẩm, A Vietnamese traditional style of singing.

You will never get bored at Dong Xuan night market. To have a good deal for shopping, price negotiation is highly recommended.

Top Nightlife Activities In HanoiPhoto by doisongphapluat.com

Dong Xuan market

Chợ Đồng Xuân Đồng Xuân Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội
Opening time: 07:00 AM - 21:00 PM

Built in 1889 by the French, is the largest in Hanoi market covered and without a doubt, one of the most popular and crowded city markets. Dong Xuan Market is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.

Ha Noi features multiple levels of nightlife activities where you can join in and have a great fun. This city is not only an ancient town but it's also a friendly tourist city for people of all ages, especially for those who want to stay in the amazing scene of Ha Noi nightlife.

Are you going to visit Ha Noi, here are some suggested itineraries for you:

- 4 days in Ha Noi with kids

- Ha Noi for backpackers

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My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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